With all the talk about wire tapping and NSA scandal clogging up the world relations section, it’s important for us to step back and check in on where we stand with Iran and their nuclear programs.
Last week, Iran made proposals of a new approach that would help ease the rest of the world’s concerns that the country is engaging in atomic bomb research. In productive talks that followed these proposals, Iran met with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA – not to be confused with our favorite Swedish furniture brand IKEA) and agreed to further inspections of Iran’s suspected locations, documents, and scientists that had been deemed off limits before.
Iran continues to insist that their use of nuclear power is for energy purposes only and that they want to continue to work with the IAEA with hopes of creating a better relationship in the future and limiting the crippling economic sanctions that have limited Iranian power. Skeptics, led by Israel, believe that Iran is stalling best they can until they obtain the capacity to hold an atomic weapon.
As for rest of us, let’s assume we’re all are on whichever side that wants to avoid a Middle Eastern War from breaking out.
How should the U.N, most notably the U.S, proceed with its relationship with Iran?